It is dangerous to have a favourite word.
Turmeric is good for the brain.
I would be happy if I were Jesus. I’d like to fix everyone else’s problems more than my own.
I want to wear colours that cheer people. Forget all this navy and beige and black.
I don’t want to live to be 100.
I can’t say my life has been dominated by tragedy. I refuse to accept that. I’ve had less than some, more than others.
I could have played Dot as a very dreary woman with a list of illnesses, but I played her with an edge, so it was funny.
I am one who coaches very aggressively and screams loudly so that my players can hear me.
I have never made a secret of the fact I am excited about the coaching position at Bayern Munich and that I would be happy to take on this job if this unique opportunity should arise.
As a manager you have to look forward.
When Pep played this incredibly attractive and multifaceted football in Barcelona, a lot was written and said about Barca’s playing with the ball. But the real madness was counter-pressing. Most opponents never had the ball for longer than five seconds before they got smashed by this machine.
I personally experienced which exercises Tuchel did in training – that shaped me.
For me, Mourinho is an extreme coach with focus on results who is not very concerned with glamour on the pitch. He puts the result above everything and if you get so many titles doing that, it is certainly not a wrong way.
I don’t think much of automatisms, because they assume that a situation is always the same, otherwise the process no longer works. But that doesn’t fit the reality with 22 players on the pitch. If the opponent is only half a metre to the left, the player suddenly doesn’t know what he has to do.
I often deliberately overwhelm my players. If I give them 10 things a day and they learn four of them, I’m happier than if I stick to the learning theory where the goal is a maximum of five things per day and then they only remember two.
From the outside, you often only see the person who posts pictures of his yacht. But what Sami Khedira told me about Ronaldo’s professional approach to work, for example, is impressive. He has to be an incredible training animal, the first to come, the last to leave. He is also a very warm guy. That mix is extremely exciting.
I don’t have to be world coach of the year at some point, but I would like to be named one of the best coaches one day.
You have to play injury time like the 90 minutes.
You just have to turn on the news on the TV in the evening to realise straight away how unimportant you are as a Bundesliga coach.
I like to be the normal Julian Nagelsmann. Doesn’t matter if I’m the manager of RB Leipzig or the manager of a youth team. I hope that if you ask anybody of my team in my former days or now they say ‘yes, he is still the same guy.’
I watched not only English football but also Serie A, Primera Divison. I wanted to become a professional so it was important to watch games and look at what the best players in Europe do.
I watched a lot of games in the Theatre of Dreams and of Manchester United on television.
I think the Spanish way is the philosophy is similar to mines and in Spain they are very good at coaching young players for the team.
My philosophy is to attack the opponents near their own goal because your own way to the goal is not as along, if you get the ball higher up.